It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. / Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. / The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
~ from The Essential Rumi,
version by Coleman Barks
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
Given the fragility of life,
Each of us remains a miracle,
Though new emerged from some bright sea of pain.
When every second feels just like a knife
Entering the soft flesh of the will,
Life whispers soon we will be well again.
Linger, then, along the edge of shade;
Soon enough you will be in the sun,
Open-armed, erect, and unafraid.
Old wounds remind us of fierce battles won,
Nor will our patient faith not be repaid.
~ Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Healing is about taking responsibility and letting go
of blame and shame.
Instead of trying to fix the problem from the outside,
go to the root (your inner reality) and examine how you feel,
think, or perceive the issue.
Feeling your feelings requires balance, non judgment,
Unless you clear your emotional body and safely release suppressed and repressed emotions that you judge
as being bad, there is no healing.
To release something you have to first understand it
and feel it for a moment.
Awareness is key. Another word for awareness is consciousness. You are creating from your conscious, subconscious, and unconscious minds.
Breathe, feel, and then choose more consciously
what you would like to see yourself attract
and manifest into your life.
~ Rashmi Khilnani
excerpts from Healing Is Feeling: Becoming Whole and Complete